Albrecht wins mayoral term; Thompson, Beard and Rivera to serve on council

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– Rita Albrecht will remain mayor of Bemidji for another term. She won the mayoral race with 2,910 votes, over Joe Vene’s 2,049 votes.

For the Council Member At Large position, Jim Thompson received 2,217 votes over Don Heinonen’s 2,182 votes.

In Ward 2, Michael Beard received 393 votes over Jaime Thibodeaux’s 350, and in Ward 4, Emelie Rivera won with 509 votes over Richard Lehmann’s 424 votes.


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